Gerkin, Leonard Carl, Midland, Michigan


Died Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012 at his home. Age 75 years. He was born February 27, 1937 in Saginaw to the late Evan and Ruth (Hinte) Gerkin. Leonard graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, and served in the United States Navy for five years, receiving an honorable discharge in 1962. He worked as a postal worker and will be dearly remembered as a person who had a great sense of humor and for always making people feel accepted. Leonard loved classic rock-n-roll, Arthur Hill reunions, the Tigers and spending time with the Brown family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Andrea Gerkin in 2008. The Brown family was just like family to Leonard. They include Gloria Brown (husband Jim is deceased), their daughters Lauren (Noah) Shepardson, Alexa Brown, Kylie Brown, Payton Brown; and “grandchildren” Peyton, Madden and Carter. A celebration of Leonard’s life will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss St. Full military honors will be presented by the Midland Area Veterans. Memorials may be made to Arthur Hill High School Football or Arthur Hill High School Music Program. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors. www.waresmithwoolever.com